Medieval Torun - Poland

Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
Trip End Dec 31, 2020

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Flag of Poland  , Central Poland,
Saturday, July 30, 2005

While in Berlin we had arranged by e-mail to meet up with a Polish couple we had previously met in Guatemala. They were going to a place called Torun in the Polish countryside for the weekend and so with much trouble due to language difficulties we were able to secure a ticket from Berlin to Torun with a change of trains along the way. This was quite an adventure. Nobody speaks English and there are no signs in English. We managed to get on the right train in Berlin and then when we reached the border into Poland the border officials held the train up which made us late to get our connecting train later on. When we arrived at Kutno to change trains we had 1 minute to rush out the train and find the next one. We saw a train and called out our destination to people and got the nod and threw ourselves and our luggage on just as it took off! A great adventure!

We arrived in Torun and were met by our friends Justyna and Wojtek and had a wonderful time seeing the sights and eating traditional Polish food. Justyna and Wojtek had not been to Torun before so we discovered it together. Torun is a historic walled city with narrow streets and huge Gothic churches. What was of great interest to us was that there was an exhibition of Australian Aborigines in this towns museum! It consisted of artifacts and many enlarged photographs and descriptions in Polish of our aborigines.

Footnote: Medieval Town of Torun is UNESCO World Heritage listed.
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